MEANING: verb tr.:
1. To treat with a vaccine to induce immunity against a disease.
2. To introduce an idea into someone's mind.
3. To safeguard or protect.

From Latin in- (in) + oculus (eye; bud, referring to grafting of a bud into a plant of a different type). Earliest documented use: 1420.

[Also, referring to the first smallpox vaccine, which was administered by instilling a drop of vaccine into the eye sac - wofa]


(I wanted to make INOCULATTE - "to get coffee in our eye because it's WAY too early" - but that's one of the original ones !)

INOMULATE - to miss your train because you meditated too long